Grant Wiggins recently wrote what is clearly the best piece out there on reading comprehension research: On reading, Part 2: what the research REALLY reveals.
He’s promised to write a Part Two soon, also, which I — and I’m sure, many other educators — are looking forward to seeing (he just has – On reading, Part 4: research on the comprehension strategies – a closer look).
On literacy and strategy, part 6: my first cut at recommendations is another great post by Grant Wiggins.
I figured that his post would make a “Best” list like this timely.
In addition to his first post and his soon-to-be-published next one, here are a few others that I think belong on this list. I hope that readers will share more in the comments:
I’ll being with other related “Best” lists I’ve published:
Here are two other related posts I’ve published:
How to help English learners read more quickly is from The British Council.
‘The Reading Strategies Book’: An Interview With Jennifer Serravallois the second in my series of author interviews at Education Week Teacher.
Teaching Your Students to Read Like Pros is from Edutopia.
Can I Still Rely on the National Reading Panel Report? is an excellent post from literacy expert Timothy Shanahan. I certainly still rely on it, and it was great to read that follow-up studies have found that its recommendations work for English Language Learners, too.
Improving reading comprehension through strategy instruction is from The Education Endowment Foundation.
When Readers Struggle: Reading Comprehension, Part 3, Talking and Writing After Reading is from Russ on Reading.
Supporting All Learners with Complex Texts is from Achieve The Core.
Comprehension Skills or Strategies: Is there a difference and does it matter? is from Timothy Shanahan.
Improving Reading Skills Through Talking is from Edutopia.
Teach Reading Strategies ‘Little & Often’ is the headline of one of my Education Week Teacher columns. In it, A three-part series on using reading strategies wraps-up with commentaries from Alex Quigley, Dr. Rebecca Alber, and Khristina Goady.
Questioning the Author: Unlocking and Weaving Together Knowledge Rich Text is from Mr. G MPLS.
Two reasons why I have kids annotate: 1) Annotating helps kids recognize when their mind is wandering. 2) When students annotate, it helps me see what they know and need. Pointing to an annotation, I can say, “Tell me more about this.” #innervoice
— Cris Tovani (@ctovani) November 12, 2019
Making Annotations with Less Pain, More Meaning is by Sarah Cooper.
The Skill, Will, and Thrill of Reading Comprehension is by Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey.
Don’t Stop Teaching Comprehension—Just Embed It In Content appeared in Forbes. It’s a little bit all over the place, but makes some good points.
Distance Learning: Improving Instructional Interactions in Guided Reading Lessons is from Timothy Shanahan. It has some good ideas for ELLs and everyone else.
💻Remote 🏠 & hybrid 🏫 learning have caused a sharp ⬆️ in #DigitalReading. Because it’s different from print, we need to know #DigitalReadingStrategies. @irina_mcgrath & I created this graphic with resources to help. #JCPSESL #edtech #ESL #Read
— Michelle Makus Shory (@michelleshory) December 8, 2020
How High School Teachers Can Support Students with Reading Difficulties is from The American Educator.
An Active Reading Strategy for Any Learning Landscape is from Catlin Tucker.
Teaching reading – Embedding comprehension strategies is from The Education Endowment Foundation. It has a helpful graphic, though it’s blurry and not easy to read.
4 Reading Strategies to Retire This Year (Plus 6 to Try Out!) is from Edutopia.
Do You See Visualization as an Effective Reading Comprehension Strategy? And, for Whom? is by Timothy Shanahan, who basically says it works for older readers and not for very young ones.
I’ll be updating this list with other resources I find and others that people suggest…